Ergonomic Advice

How to Choose the Perfect Office Desk

The Ultimate Buying Guide for Office Desks

Your sofa might be an important piece of furniture in your life but nothing is as important as your office desk...

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How to Personalize Your Office Space?

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a unique individual with personality quirks that set you apart from the rest...

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Boost Productivity with the Right Workplace Arrangement

Managing a team is never easy.

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Ergonomic Office Chair Buying Guide: Things You Should Consider

You spend a significant amount of time seated in front of your screen...

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5 Reasons Why You Seem Unmotivated While Working from Home

There are days where we get in the mood of not doing anything or feeling listless...

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Accessorize and Be Organized

Accessories are great to accentuate the physical beauty of a person, clothes, and anything that you would want to highlight for aesthetic purpose and style...

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How Everyone at Home Can Maximize the Functionality of a Desk

Having a desk at home can do a lot of things for various purposes.

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Ways to be Productive as a WFH Worker

Before I retired from my previous job last year, the covid-19 pandemic was already at its peak with the first virus variant lurking around us...

How Roblox Players Hone Creativity While Sitting on a Gaming Chair

Roblox, an online game platform that was founded in 2004 but was released in 2006 by Roblox Corporation...

Are You a Pop star, Rockstar, or a Prodigy?

Are You a Pop star, Rockstar, or a Prodigy?

Take this quiz to find out which FlexiSpot standing desk fits your personality!

Serial Nappers, Unite!

Serial Nappers, Unite!

Feeling like a zombie as the day progresses? Take a nap...

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How to Avoid FOBO when Choosing the Right Standing Desk

You might have heard of the term FOMO or Fear of Missing Out...

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How to Manage the 2 Hour Screen Time with Desk Converters

In my previous article, I have mentioned of the minimum hours of screen time for the kids...

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How the Clamp Power Strip Protect you From Octopus Wiring

You’re about to turn on the hair blower because you are in a hurry for your morning meeting...

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard St

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk

Learning should never be boring...

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How do Gaming Chairs Help Parents Lessen their Children's Gaming Addiction

In September of 2020, an article written by George Miller, it showed there the top 11 toughest video games of all time...

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8 Ways to Stay Active While Working from Home

Even before the pandemic struck, working from home was rising in popularity because of the number of benefits it offers for both employers and employees...

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Reasons Why Posture Matters for Productivity and Health

Good posture is crucial for more than simply maintaining an appealing physique...

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Easy Exercises You Can Do With Your Standing Desk

The scientific evidence confirms what we already knew: sitting for extended periods is dangerous to one's well-being...

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Personality Types, Happiness, and Workstation Design

The type of personality and the design of the workstation has a great impact on the happiness and productivity of a worker...

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How to Spend Quality Time With Children

The parent-child relationship has been greatly impacted  by working parents...

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Foster the Inner Genius: Build Your Kids a Science Lab at Home

Children are naturally inquisitive...

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Home Office Fitness and the Health Benefits it Brings

Nowadays, more and more people have been forced to work at home or look into telecommuting as a way to prevent illness...

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FlexiSpot Gaming Chair: Why This Product Is Good

Gaming is acclaimed as the most financially rewarding in the entertainment industry today...

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How To Increase Your Body Resistance

When I was young, sickness was almost nil...

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Multitasking Made Easier for Workers with Classic Rider Standing Desk Converters

Running errand at the supermarket while checking the email and answering queries of customers for your online store...

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Handicraft in the Workstation Boosts Productivity

Is your workstation boring and dull?

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How to Cope With Stress Without Really Trying

One day when I was on my way to a supermarket, I  overheard a woman telling her companion, "I am stressed out. I forgot to wear my face shield...

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Feels Like Teen Spirit

Parents and their teenagers can be the best of friends...

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How Standing Helps Lower Your Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity

Working from home has you sitting all day until the work hours are over...

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How to Shift to an Ergonomic Lifestyle

When working from home has been the choice of all workers and employers because of the pandemic, you found yourself not ready for it...

Fun Desk Games To Play With Your Children While You Are On Break

Fun Desk Games To Play With Your Children While You Are On Break

These games are perfect to play with your family to liven up your break time...

Fun Ways to Improve your Toddler's Pencil Grip on the L Shaped Standing Desk

Stick figures, doodles, and abstract drawings...

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Pedaling Your Way to a Healthier You: Under Desk Bikes

Under-desk bikes are stationary bikes placed under your desk and let you get healthy exercise while working on your tasks...

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The Ups and Downs of Mesh Chairs

A mesh office chair with a headrest is a concept that is establishing a new standard for sitting at a desk...

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7 Standing Desk Workout Routines to Stay Fit

Working an eight to nine-hour shift every day may have financial benefits in the long run as it ensures the provision of a stable income...

How to Make your Living Room Elegant-looking with an Accent Chair

It surely is timeless to be elegant. It is something that never gets old but just gets gold...

Real Vibe of the Desk Bike Music: Mozart or Nicki

You’re reshuffling your playlist on Spotify. It’s the start of a busy work day and you’re really looking for something that could fuel you up...

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Theodore Standing Desk: The Keeper of your Love Story

I can still remember sending you this message for almost a decade...

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The Effectivity of an Endomorph's Weight Loss with a Vibration Plate

Whenever you go to the gym, what do you usually notice?

Benefits of Placing Cactus on Floating Shelves

In other countries, there is a popular belief that putting cacti inside the house could bring bad luck because of its thorns...

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Mas

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Master It

Express your love for your little gamer with the 5 love languages...

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Table Activities with Young Children

When you have small children, it can become challenging to keep up with them and the kind of energy they have...

Study Buddies

Study Buddies

Design a child-friendly and conducive study room for your children.

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Get Your Green On: How Plants Are Good For You

Furnishing your home with plants is one of the best trends...

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Tips on Creating a Learning and Study Space at Home

It is not necessary to have one's own desk to be successful in school...

The Beauty Guru's Beauty Room

The Beauty Guru's Beauty Room

Beauty is their duty and their room is their sanctuary...

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Practical Tips to Treat Fatigue to Regain Productivity

Do you experience fatigue when you're in the middle of doing something or do you sometimes  feel it even after waking up in the morning?

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Does Furniture Design Have Something to do with Mental Health?

Let's talk about mental health. What exactly does  mental health mean?

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9 Steps to Reboot Your Energy Levels After a Tiring Day

We’ve all been there. Working day in and day out, at the mercy of our wavering energy levels that continue to showcase a determined resilience in the face of never-ending deadlines as they go whooshing by.

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The Importance of Having an Organized Work Space

What does your desk look like?

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How Flexispot is Transforming the Working Environment

Working is necessary in our modern world and being employed is what everyone tries to attain in their life...

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Working From Home with "Fur-Workers"

Working from home isn't so bad for introverts or homebodies like me.

Eating at the Workstation the Right Way

Observing Proper Table Practices and the Role of Standing Desks

You might have been warned by most Mukbangers in the stream of videos that you watch regularly...

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The Simple Guide for a Mentally Sound Mind and Heart amidst the Pandemic

The heart of the pandemic is the pandemic brewing inside our minds and hearts.

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Mindfulness and Meditation on an Ergonomic Chair: A Crash or a Click

Mindfulness and Meditation on an Ergonomic Chair: A Crash or a Click

 

“Find your inner Zen; ground yourself and field your auric shield with light”.

 

Every day, we wake up with the desire to fill our centers with love and light. We chant that affirmation.  We wake up in the morning feeling hopeful that Gaia would bless us with all the abundance and all our spirit guides will be on our favor, showering us with the first phone call from a high school crush or an inbox with a message of the 80% off for all the watches from your favorite watch store. Yet, the moment the phone rings, you’d just realize that the call from your high school crush would be his wedding invitation for you (after so many years of liking, putting a heart on all his posts, and for being up until late at night to see his latest uploaded vlog on the social media) and the watch you’re really desiring has already been out of stock. We would just end up asking ourselves: what else could go wrong? This thought is something that needs to be acknowledged and release. As what spiritual teachers say “acknowledge and release”. Every emotion should be known and one should let go of the negative feelings that weaken our spirit. At times, they all fall unto one spectrum. In most worse cases, it’s on our spectrum that these negative vibes fall. A lot of blog posts and tutorials online may help us how to do the right meditation. There are some teachers who say that the perfect way to do the meditation is to ground yourself on the floor with pillows around. Light some incense, center yourself and empty your mind. That’s pretty challenging, right? A lot of blogsites will teach us that the mindfulness habit that we need to observe and practice are the following: mindfulness, meditation, scripting (a manifestation practice wherein you’ll need to write down the great things or positive things about yourself or you may write the opposite qualities that y

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Decluttering 101: The Power of Mesh Desk Organizer DO01

“A place free of slabs and scraps is a place free of scabs”

-Dimitri Freedom

You work the 9-5 job every day. You wake up in the morning feeling dizzy not because of the whiskey you have drunken the last night but with how disorganized your place is. You jumped out of bed 20 minutes before your Zoom meeting. You suddenly realize that the cigarette butts were on the ashtray flowing and you forgot to throw away the paper plate of Tacos you ate last night. It’s a bachelor’s life you thought. You took a quick hot shower and off you go to your workplace at the side of your couch. You still feel uneasy; a little more irritated. Then the Zoom meeting started and ended an hour after yet still you feel the discomfort. You look around your place and the answer to the question that bugs you suddenly pops in to your mind: you got a place so disorganized. Another questions pops in: how could this be a better workplace?

In article (https://regoslife.com/tag/disadvantages-of-being-disorganized) posted online theymentioned various disadvantages of being disorganized. It was mentioned the following the things that may be an effect of being disorganized. According to the author, having a lot of clutters on your workplace does can mean a sloppy work. Have you observed a fast food crew member? Whenever he makes a burger, what is the first thing that you notice? He carefully places all the ingredients in order. First is the other bun then he puts the juicy patty. He carefully lays the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sometimes pickles, and other fried foods dressed with garlic cheese sauce and ends with the other half bun. Now, imagine the fellow crew member beside him. He hurries up to put the dressing right after the first bun. Then, he adds

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10 Health Benefits That a Standing Desk Can Bring You

Prolonged sitting has often been termed ‘the new smoking’, and with good reason.

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5 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

If we’re honest, we often get so into work that lunch breaks are forgotten.

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Are Standing Desks Good for your Mental Health?

We spend most of our waking hours sitting down between business meetings, desk tasks, commutes, watching videos online, or watching our favorite TV show on the couch.

Flexible Workstation

How to Build a Flexible Workstation at Home

Companies who invest in ergonomics on behalf of their employees are not only doing right by the staff for their physical comfort but are improving their bottom lines as costs related to workplace health issues have been proven to be reduced...

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How to Stay Sane during the Pandemic

If you have been a lover of dystopian, post-apocalyptic movies of war, terror, zombies and aliens, I bet that may have changed a bit now...

How to Cope With Work-From-Home Anxiety

Taking care of your mental health while working from home has a significant impact on your personal and work life. You can cope better if you deal with your mental health issues with a healthy approach.

Five Tips for a Healthier Gaming Lifestyle

Too busy trying to save the world from monsters? We get you. But even as you slay monsters, do not forget to take care of yourself. In doing so, you can optimize your gaming performance.

Five Tips to Consider When Building Your Home Office

Turning a corner of your home into a workstation can be pretty tricky. But with a few setup tips and tricks, you can have the home office that you need.

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Top 3 Productivity Tips: Best Home Office Setup

 Check out these 3 simple tips to achieve the best office setup for your motivation and productivity. 

5 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home

With the world on lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), work from home set-ups have increased worldwide. Meetings have been replaced by video calls and office spaces have been brought to bedrooms and couches. With all this rush for productivity, companies have been striving for more output and are demanding more from their employees. Working from home might seem like the new normal but what does that mean for mental health?

 

Working from home is something practiced in a number of industries. To put things into perspective, let’s take a look at survey conducted in 2019 by the cloud infrastructure company, Digital Ocean. They found that majority of their remote tech employees felt burnt out. With a whopping 82% of employees feeling stressed and overworked, it comes to no surprise that deteriorating mental health is a risk for many. At the root of this, 52% stated that they are working longer hours and 40% felt the need contribute more than their office counterparts. Stress, long hours and eventual burnout can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

  

If you’re feeling this way, remember that you aren’t alone. Here are a few tricks you can use to help you combat the challenges of maintaining your mental health while working from home.   

 

Indulge in self-care

 Weather it’s reaching out to a mental healthcare professional or something as simple as eating healthy, remembering to take time to take care of yourself can ultimately make you more productive. Self-care might seem like an escape from productivity but it’s actually the key to it. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind and that goes both ways. When we say ‘indulge’, we really mean take as much as you can get and grow from it. It isn’t about excess; it’s about allowing yourself to love you a little better.

 

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How to manage anxiety and protect your mental health during self-isolation

These are very anxious times.

Ever since the beginning of the onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a lot of things about our normal lives have been called into question. Many of us are no longer free to go out, and we've had to self-isolate inside for a few weeks. Many of us will remain indoors for a long time to come.

But the freedom to leave home isn't the only thing that the pandemic has negatively affected. Travel plans, parties, work, and so many other things have been touched by the sickly hand of coronavirus. The fact that most of our lives seem to have changed under a relatively short while can be a good enough reason to panic, and to have unchecked anxiety.

In order to avoid that, a few pointers have been put together to stop the giant spiral into the abyss of anxiety.

Try To Follow Your Normal Routine

One of the most telling effects of coronavirus (asides the death and illnesses) is the change to routine. If you don't have somewhere to be by 9, you no longer have to wake up by 6. If you don't have to face traffic, you may see no reason to make coffee. If you don't have to go to the gym, a light pre-workout session may seem meaningless to you.

But if you want to keep a semblance of sanity, you cannot let things fall apart. You have to try, as much as you can, to stay true to your pre-quarantine routine. Wake up at the time you used to, eat at the time you used to, and rest at the time you used to. Sticking to your regular routine will keep you active and focused. It will prevent you from spiralling and will make it easier for you to continue with life after the quarantine.

You're Not Stuck Inside

Thinking that you're stuck inside can have adverse effects on your mind. Instead, you should take the time "off" as a period to learn and discover yourself. How do you do this? Easy, learn to do something productive each day. That will give you a sense of hope

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What Women Over 50 Should Know About Sitting and Heart Health

You have to understand that prolonged sitting can have a series of consequential effects on your heart and metabolism. You need to include some degree of exercise in your routine to strengthen your cardiovascular system.

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11 ways of Coping with anxiety and keeping a healthy mind

Simple ways of Coping with anxiety 

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How To Keep Going In The Face Of Depression

How to get out of bed when depressed 

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Is Zoning Out A Bad Habit Or A Helpful Brain Function?

Zoning out can be good and bad, here's how. 

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How To Avoid Burning Out By Managing Your Time

A short guide on how to avoid burning out through proper time management.

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How to Keep a Sunny Outlook during the Dreary Days of January

As you can see, with a healthy diet, a good night’s sleep, and different activities, you can combat the dreary days of January. Also, remember to take in UV rays to avoid tiredness all day long.

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4 Ways to be Less Frustrated at Work

The future of work is very dynamic and requires you to be very flexible within the purview of your roles. These days, as much as working can be very challenging it can also prove frustrating for those who do not know how to navigate the turf effectively. You can learn how to avoid workplace frustrations efficiently in this article.  

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Ways to Beat Holiday Blues

The key to beating holiday blues is learning to understand your personality make up. 

When you understand how your body works, you will keep yourself above the radar as far as holiday blues are concerned. 

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11 Ways to Release Anger

Do you have lingering anger problems? This is a definitive guide that offers you tips on how to release your anger and avoid getting overwhelmed by constant feelings of frustration. Releasing your anger can be a long and deterring road, but with the tips, you'll learn here, it'll be easier to navigate through life with happier memories.    

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What Is Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is used for many different reasons including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood.

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How to Calculate When You Should Go to Sleep

If you are targeting for a 7 to 8 or maybe 9-hour sleep cycle, calculating your sleep can help you accurately measure just when it is you should go to bed and wake up positive and fresh. Ideally, you must always be able to wake up at towards the end of your sleep cycle, which is when you are fully rested. 

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Can't Relax from Work? Five Ways to Help You Unwind Easily

Most people are caught in a period of seemingly never-ending tasks and can't seem to escape. This could be severely dangerous for their productivity and output.

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Can PC Gaming Be the Answer to Improve Mental Health?

How do you perceive the topic of PC gaming and mental health? Understandably, the answer might depend on whether you are a gamer or not. Yet, the research might surprise you on how there is a beneficial connection between the two! 

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'Systems Thinking' Fires Up Your Brain's Ability to Problem-Solve

No matter whether your goal is to become a successful team or take your business towards higher profitability, it is imperative to define your vision and share it with everyone in the organization. The system is more likely to break down if people let go of the bigger picture. However, if everyone involved understands the shared vision, it becomes easier to not only identify the problems but also to make necessary changes and improve for better

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Autumn Anxiety: Why You May Feel More Stressed This Season

Do you know what autumn anxiety is? Most people don't. Autumn anxiety is the feelings of depression and/or anxiousness that come along with the approach of the autumn season. Things such as the end of summer, staying inside, and the start of school can trigger this autumn anxiety. This article will also touch on a few helpful hints about how you can help cope with it.

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What You Need To Know About Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem experienced by millions of individuals. It is extremely easy for some folks to simply put off what could be done today until another time. They have to do with what you feel and what you're faced with. And you can change that.

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Time Management at Work

Time management has been an important aspect of work since the Industrial Revolution. Tips for managing time at work include doing a time audit, making to-do lists, setting a timer, group similar tasks, and don’t multitask. Attention and energy management are also alternatives, effective ways to manage time at work.

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The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Stress

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Can You Do?

Although Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, in the age of #MeToo it has become a hotbed of discussion online and in the media.

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Improving Staff Retention & Turnover

Do you look at your turnover rates and wonder what the problem is? Are your teams in constant react mode because employees keep quitting? Is your culture suffering because top performers are leaving your start up? You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered what can be done to decrease your turnover and increase staff engagement & retention. We will look at a few reasons as to why employees are leaving, and what your organization can do about it.

Can Stress Cause a Heart Attack?

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says.

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Four Different Types of Anxiety and How to Treat Them

Although there are many different types of anxiety, they can all make life more difficult. This guide will help you better understand and treat anxiety. 

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How a Weighted Blanket Can Alleviate Anxiety

Weighted blanket benefits can include minimizing anxiety, falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. 

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Recognizing the Signs of Burnout Is a Great Start Toward Recovery

Recovery from burnout begins with recognizing the signs of burnout. How to know if you are burnt out and what to do about it if you are. 

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Should You Request Workplace Accommodations for Anxiety?

There are many ways to manage anxiety at work, such as asking for workplace accommodations for anxiety or utilizing resources. Here are 5 options to try. 

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Optimize Your Output at Work With These Apps

We use apps for a wide variety of purposes in our personal lives, but what about apps for work productivity? Here are five categories of productivity apps. 

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Mental Tricks To Lessen Back Pain and Reduce Stress at Work

Try these mental tricks to reduce stress at work and alleviate back pain. 

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Stress and Back Pain: 8 Ways to Get Relief for Both

Most people think of back pain as a physical issue, but stress and negative emotions often contribute. If you’re stuck with ongoing discomfort, or even disability, knowing how to address the emotional side of pain can help you change the situation.

Pain sufferers often overlook or avoid emotional contributors to pain because of pressure to perform, shame about emotional challenges, and a lack of support for developing emotional health.

Thankfully, the situation is changing. Groundbreaking work by physicians like Dr. John Sarno has shed light on the connection between emotion and pain and provided relief to thousands.

The growing popularity of emotional intelligence and mindfulness practices has also been shifting attitudes toward emotions, and new scientific findings are providing physical proof of the mind-body connection.

Solutions for Reducing Stress and Relieving Pain

So let’s look at a few simple ways to get started taking some of the emotional weight off your back.

1. The TMS Approach

In his bestselling book Healing Back Pain, Dr. Sarno described a new diagnosis for chronic pain, which he termed Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) and a simple approach to resolve it.

He believed that ongoing emotional stress, especially unconscious anger, causes the body to tighten, which prevents your muscles from getting enough oxygen. When that happens, you get pain.

He found over many decades working with thousands of patients that simply by understanding their condition as emotional, they often got better.

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the workplace has been implemented in many companies who have reported significant increases in their productivity as a result. 

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Increase Your Productivity By Standing Up

By now, you’ve probably heard of standing desks: they are the leading edge of a new trend that claims to burn calories, reduce neck and back pain, and boost productivity while at work. And finally, scientists have proved it to be true: a new study claims that standing desks improve employee productivity by almost 50%.

The main object of the study was to analyze employee productivity at a call center over a 6-month period after the company bought standing desks. The employees talked with clients on the phone about health problems and their productivity was analyzed based on whether their callers decided to become clients and if they delivered pertinent information.

After just a month of using the standing desks, employees were 23% more productive than their colleagues who were sitting behind traditional desks. After 6 months, the boost of productivity increased even more. The average productivity increase was 46%.

Of course, it is only one study and some say that it is about a very specific group of people and the employees who used the standing desks received calls from new clients, while their colleagues who were seated took calls from existing clients. Therefore, some people claim that the nature of the calls was different and there are more studies needed to support the findings of this study.

Whether you think the findings are correct or not, there are proven benefits of standing desks that are hard to deny. Let’s have a look at some of them.

Health Benefits

There is no consensus on whether or not standing desks provide a productivity boost. There are only eight studies and half of them found that standing desks increase productivity, while others showed mixed results. Therefore, it is a bit too early to say whether standing desks have a considerable effect on performance or whether they affect the number of sick days employees take; one of the most common signs of low productivity.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and How to Cope

Symptoms and causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as ways to treat and manage the condition in everyday life. 

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Working at a Standing Desk Might Make You a Better Thinker

The dangers of sitting have become a hot topic in the health sphere in the past few years, with some critics going as far as to call sitting “the new smoking.” While dramatic, the statement isn’t wrong. With smoking out of the way as one of the most dangerous threats to public health, the sitting epidemic takes the lead.

A study published in September found that no matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. The longer the duration of periods of sitting, the greater damage to your cardiovascular health over time.

Not only will standing during the workday help you avoid the dangers of excessive sitting, but a new study finds evidence that standing might actually make you a better thinker.

The study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University, found that standing enabled a quicker response to new information than sitting. To come to this conclusion, the researchers asked two groups of volunteers to complete a cognitive exercise called the Stroop test while either sitting or standing, respectively.

The Stroop test is based on the Stroop effect, which is the name used to describe the lag time our brains experience when attempting to process contradictory stimuli or information at once. You may have taken a Stroop test yourself at one point or another. In a Stroop test, you are presented with a list of colors spelled out, some printed in the corresponding color it names (the word ‘blue’ in blue ink), and some in a different color (the word ‘blue’ in red ink).

The test measures how quickly you are able to identify the colors. When the colors of the ink are mismatched to the printed names, it takes us a little longer to identify each color than it

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How Do HR Help Employees Release Work-Related Stress?

Do you know that you spend about 35 percent of your life at work? Considering all the stress you are under during your time in the office, it seems as if a third of your life is wasted on worries and bad feelings. Our bodies are not designed to be under stress for such a long time. Eventually, we give up, and we face a variety of unpleasant effects.

Stressed-out employees suffer from chronic conditions and experience the decrease in brain activity. As a result, the productivity drops, and the company suffers from an unexpected profit loss. That’s why it’s vital for HR departments to come up with efficient methods to help employees release work-related stress.

5 Signs Your Employees Are Under Work-Related Stress

1. Loss of appetite – Stress-out people experience a loss of appetite, which leads to weight loss and lack of energy.
2. Irritation and aggression – When employees are under a lot of stress, they become irritated and aggressive. Their behavioral patterns change drastically without a visible reason.
3. Lack of socializing – Stressed-out people stop being social. They tend to avoid others during lunchtime and prefer working on their own.
4. Becoming difficult – When employees are under stress at work, they become difficult to cope with even when it comes to matters outside the workspace.
5. Feeling ill - stressed-out people are more prone to various diseases. If your employees start calling in sick often, it could be a sign of work-related stress.

Research has shown that about 80 percent of workers are under stress at their workplaces. Half of them admit they need help with stress management. More than 40 percent of workers believe their co-workers require stress management assistance.

4 Ways Standing Desks Improve Employee Productivity

If somebody told you that making one simple change to your work habits could increase your productivity by almost 50%, you’d probably be more than a little skeptical. But one study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that call center employees were 46% more productive when they used sit-stand desks.

Like ride-sharing apps, smartphones, and streaming services, standing desks are a trend that started in Silicon Valley and has spread throughout the country. Companies like Facebook and Google have provided standing desks for their employees for years now. Facebook employees were singing the praises of standing desks all the way back in 2011.

In recent years, more and more companies have started providing standing desks as a way to improve employee well-being, encourage collaboration, and increase productivity. The number of employers offering sit-stand desks and height-adjustable desks for employees has increased by over 30% in the last five years.

The numbers supporting the positive impact standing desks have on productivity are impressive. That’s because there are multiple different physical and psychological benefits of using a standing desk that each contribute to the overall increase in productivity.

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The condition of your workspace has a direct connection to how productive you are and how satisfied you feel at work. When we’re struggling with productivity, the first cause we usually point to is our own motivation. But often, it’s our work environment that’s at fault. Learn how to create a stress-free work environment and you’ll see your productivity start to improve.

A carefully planned and well-maintained work environment can energize and excite you, which has a direct impact on your productivity throughout the workday. Workers who like where they work are not only more productive, but are more engaged, happy, and healthy.

Some aspects of your work environment you may have no control over, such as the building you’re in, how many windows are nearby, and where your desk is located. But you can control your own desk, so here are a few things you can do to create a stress-free work environment for yourself.

  1. Keep your workspace clean and organized.

It doesn’t matter whether you think you’re a naturally messy person and thrive in chaos. If your workstation is cluttered and disorganized, it’s going to inhibit your ability to get your work done well and done on time. File away papers from projects when they’re finished. Only keep the necessary items out on the surface of your desk. Especially if you are a naturally messy person, you’ll be surprised how much organizing your desk will help clear your mind.

  1. Get your wires under control.

With so many electronic devices taking up space on our desks these days, it’s easy for wires to get out of control. You have your monitor, your keyboard, a phone charger, your headphones… Finding a way to get those wires untangled and under control – for example, tying them together behind your desk – will do wonders for making your workstation feel more manageable.

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    When we think about the kind of situations that have a significant impact on health and well-being, we typically think about the major stressors: moving, illness, divorce, unemployment, and loss of a loved one. However, for most people, it is not these big, life-changing stressors that are wreaking havoc on our health – it’s the day-to-day hassles.

    Modern life is hectic. If it’s not a never-ending inbox, it’s a traffic jam. If it’s not financial strain, it’s an overly jam-packed schedule. Many of us live in a constant of bouncing from one responsibility to another – work, kids, family, spouse, finances – without any breathing room. While major life events may cause a greater degree of stress, it’s the lower levels of sustained, chronic stress we experience from our everyday lives that takes a greater toll on our overall well-being.

    In addition to the emotional and psychological feelings associated with stress, chronic stress can cause a wide variety of physical symptoms, including headaches, pain, weight fluctuations, sleep disruption, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Left untreated, these ailments can have long-term repercussions and may result in early mortality.

    It can be tempting to try to treat your chronic stress symptoms with palliative solutions like food, alcohol, or caffeine. But these solutions simply mask the stress – they don’t treat its underlying cause, and will in all likelihood simply exacerbate the problem.

    The most effective solution for minimizing stress would be to eliminate the stressors from our lives. And to some extent you can. But unfortunately, due to the demands of modern life, there’s a limit to how many stressors you can realistically remove from your life. The more practical strategy for minimizing the symptoms of chronic stress is to learn how to effective

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